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How to Install a Zip Line

I guess the good news is if you’re not good at installing a zip line, you won’t be spending too much of the rest of your life plunging thinking about it before it’s all peaceful …  😯

Via Wired.

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17 February 2012 Gadgets 4 Comments

4 Comments

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    I am hoping that pip pin is supposed to be hanging out like that.

  • danrio says:

    My feelings about ziplines are about the same as those I have for skydiving. Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane? Why leave terra firma if you don’t have to? Needless to say, my phobias are tied into a fear of heights, so I simply avoid such situations.

    However, recently our local PBS station showed a program about the Himalayan mountains in Tibet (and China and a few other countries – very impressive!) in which human inhabitants who lived in (very) remote areas had constructed cable ziplines (a little less sophisticated than the one above, but purported to be cable, nonetheless) to get to and from market. The lines stretched across chasms which appeared to be miles deep. The users returning from market would often have sheep or goats tied to their bodies as the “zipped” from one end of the line to the other!

    Makes me happy we have Target and WalMart! 🙂

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